As September draws nearer and nearer every day, fans and viewers of television shows that are returning for the fall television season are marking the premiere dates on their calendars, and eagerly taking in all the news and little tidbits as to what will happen next on their favorite television shows. With regards to ABC’s “Castle,” more and more details regarding what has already been teased and hinted at, such as the details of Toks Olagundoye’s new character, Hayley Shipton, and the function she serves in the upcoming season, have slowly been given out. Aside from this, it seems like another “Firefly” reunion will be happening, as a former cast member of the show, which also starred Nathan Fillion, and who just so happens to have appeared before on “Castle,” will be returning to the twelfth precinct this fall. WARNING: This article contains spoilers regarding Hayley Shipton’s character and her purpose in the “Castle” mythos, as well as for who will be returning to “Castle” for a mini “Firefly” reunion with Nathan Fillion. Read on only to learn more about this story.
Earlier, Movie News Guide (MNG) reported that the upcoming eighth season will allow for Alexis Castle’s (Molly C. Quinn) to grow and develop a little bit more into an adult. One of the steps that they took was to give Alexis a brand new, and more professional looking haircut.
Aside from this, according to Entertainment Weekly, Toks Olagundoye’s Hayley Shipton, will also be serving as a “mentor” and as an older sister figure to Alexis. It was since, according to showrunner Alexi Hawley, this upcoming season will focus a lot on Alexis coming into her own as an adult.
We have seen Alexis grow throughout the seasons, from a high school student to a college student. Now, it’s time for viewers to see the natural progression of her character into a full-fledged adult. Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), her new stepmother, will also play a big role in this, but the showrunners are giving Alexis another strong female in the person of Hayley, to look up to.
Hawley also gave Entertainment Weekly a little sneak peek as to the upcoming dynamic that will be happening between Fillion’s Richard Castle and Hayley.
According to Hawley, Hayley will be a “fun and dynamic character,” who doesn’t always play by the rules that Castle and company play by.
The site also debuted a first look picture of Hayley. She was dressed in a hoodie, and was looking back at a figure in the room that is most probably Castle.
Aside from this, it has just been announced on Entertainment Weekly that Adam Baldwin, Fillion’s castmate in the cult favorite Joss Whedon show “Firefly”, will be back as New York Gang Unit Detective Ethan Slaughter. He previously appeared in the fourth season, in an episode entitled “Headhunters.”
Based on their last encounter, Castle didn’t seem to be very comfortable with Slaughter, whose unorthodox and rough methods made Castle nervous while he was partnered with him.
Baldwin’s Slaughter will be appearing sometime in the early parts of the eighth season.
Are you looking forward to seeing Hayley and Alexis meeting each other? How do you think Castle will be handling his new partner? Are you excited for this mini-“Firefly” reunion? Why do you think Baldwin’s Slaughter will work once more with Castle? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
And those were the latest spoilers and updates on the upcoming season of ABC’s “Castle.” For more spoilers, news, and updates on your favorite returning fall television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
Catch “Castle” when it returns for more new cases to solve on Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. on ABC starting on Sept. 21, 2015.
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